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Old 1st August 2017, 15:50   #46
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Don't know how I missed this thread!

I am restarting my hobby of collection model planes after 14 years

I just ordered a 1:200 Airbus A380 online from https://www.flightmemory.com/

Total cost is about 43.52 including shipping. Does anyone know if I have to pay customs duty on top of this?

I also ordered an Boeing 777 and Airbus A340 from Aliexpress.com for about $50 total, do I have to pay customs on that also?
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Does anyone know if I have to pay customs duty on top of this?

I also ordered an Boeing 777 and Airbus A340 from Aliexpress.com for about $50 total, do I have to pay customs on that also?
When I have done this the courier chap typically calls, informs of the customs duty in INR and collects it at the door step at time of delivery. As the amount here is less than INR 12,000 in each case you may not be required to pay anything at all. Please post pictures when the aircrafts arrive.

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When I have done this the courier chap typically calls, informs of the customs duty in INR and collects it at the door step at time of delivery. As the amount here is less than INR 12,000 in each case you may not be required to pay anything at all. Please post pictures when the aircrafts arrive.
Thanks for the info. I saw on Amazon.com if I order model planes from the US I have to pay customs duty even if the plane costs INR 2-3k, hence I was a bit apprehensive.

I bought the below Lufthansa 747-8 from duty free at Munich and the Air Lingus A320 onboard a flight from Dublin. Both are 1:200 scale.
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Air India's L-749 Malabar Princess

My favourite model is the Lockheed Constellation L-749 of Air India International named Malabar Princess. The first international flight by an Indian carrier was undertaken by this aircraft, Bombay-London in 1948 with Capt. KR Gazder in command. Sadly this aircraft was lost, in 1950, in a crash in the Alps near Mt. Blanc.

There is Lockheed Constellation on display at the Naval Aviation Museum at Goa: Lockheed L-1049G was originally delivered to Air India in 1955 and named "Rani of Ellora". It was transferred to the Indian Air Force in 1961, then on to the Naval Air Arm in 1976 and finally retired in 1983.
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There is Lockheed Constellation on display at the Naval Aviation Museum at Goa: Lockheed L-1049G was originally delivered to Air India in 1955 and named "Rani of Ellora". It was transferred to the Indian Air Force in 1961, then on to the Naval Air Arm in 1976 and finally retired in 1983.
This plane is now refurbished and appears much better now.
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I bought the below Lufthansa 747-8 1:200 scale.
In my eyes the 747-8 is the most beautiful version of the iconic 747. Thank you for sharing. Please put up more photos of your collection.
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In my eyes the 747-8 is the most beautiful version of the iconic 747. Thank you for sharing. Please put up more photos of your collection.
Presently, where I live, those two are all I have. I stopped collecting 14 years ago and ones I had that time are collecting dust at my parent's home in Lucknow.

On order are a A340 and 777 from Aliexpress and a A380 from Germany. Will post them when they arrive.
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A Boeing 777F from FedEx and Airbus A340 from Air Tahiti Nui ordered from AliExpress arrived today (two weeks after ordering, total cost $50 including shipping)
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A Boeing 777F from FedEx and Airbus A340 from Air Tahiti Nui ordered from AliExpress
Thank you for sharing. Look neat. Now for the obvious question. Mig-25?
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Thank you for sharing. Look neat. Now for the obvious question. Mig-25?
Ah yes the Mig-25. When I was a child I only collected military aircraft but for some reason now I have started collecting only civilian aircraft.

I guess I will have to eventually restart, but right now busy completing my Airbus A320 to A380 series and Boeing 737 to 787 series.
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